LAUDERHILL, Fla. -- Lauderhill police said a family member stabbed a 12-year-old autistic boy in both eyes with a dagger.
Police said his aunt stabbed him at a home on Northwest 53rd Street about 1 a.m. Friday, but the family waited about 10 hours before notifying authorities.
The aunt also had a stab wound to one eye, but it was unclear if it was self-inflicted.
"The child is autistic, we understand he can't speak, and now we understand he won't be able to see," said Lauderhill police Lt. Rick Rocco.
The boy was transferred by ambulance from Broward General Medical Center to one of the world's premier eye institutes at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Police were questioning two other family members who were at the home at the time.